Celebrate 30 years of Cincinnati’s Jewish & Israeli Film Festival and 10 years of the Festival as a program of the Mayerson JCC! Award-winning films from around the world will light up screens across Cincinnati during this popular month-long festival. This year’s slate of films will explore significant topics as seen through the lens of the individual or a few. Personal. Impactful. Human. That which seems unlikely or insurmountable can be challenged. Join us to celebrate the humanity in these stories.
Our closing film will be Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel. Follow the underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team as they compete for the first time in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players, most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, let alone having never set foot in Israel. Through their journey, the team discovers the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.
Stay after the film for an interesting post-film discussion with Heading Home cast members Jonathan Mayo, Senior Writer for MLB.com, and Jon Moscot, Israeli-American professional baseball pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization.